Lincoln Development

An education from Lincoln University can shape your life. More than just a degree, your experience here can change your perspective and help you make connections with other Lincoln students that last a lifetime.

By donating to Lincoln, you can celebrate that impact and help our HBCU make a difference for even more students, ensuring they receive the resources they need to compete in today’s world and become engaged citizens who will enrich our communities.

There are many ways to give to Lincoln. Our development team—part of the Division of Institutional Advancement—is here to help you identify the opportunities that best suit your goals, priorities, and passions. However you choose to support us, whether a one-time donation or annual giving, we'll make sure that your gift goes to shape the future of this great university and all that we have yet to accomplish.

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Giving Options

The names of people who contribute are added to the Honor Roll of Donors. Here are a few funds and programs you can choose to donate to support the development and growth of Lincoln and get your name added to the list!

  • The Lincoln Fund: Did you know that tuition and fees only cover 45% of the costs to educate a student? Donations to the Lincoln Fund help to bridge the gap between revenue and expenses. Money donated to the fund goes directly into the university's budget for the next year. Gifts may be unrestricted or restricted: unrestricted gifts are used for areas that are in most need of financial support. Restricted gifts can be designated for areas that are in most need of annual support, or earmarked for another specific purpose.
  • Lincoln Society: Members of The Lincoln Society support the University with a gift of $1,000 or more. These investments help Lincoln to enrich the lives of all of our students
  • 1854 Society: Join the 1854 Society by giving to Lincoln via planned or estate donations and providing funding for scholarships or programs for years to come.
  • Endowments and Planned Gifts: Endowment gifts are permanently invested to supply a steady, annual source of funds. The minimum contribution is $25,000. How the endowed funds are spent is decided by the donor and the university. Planned giving gives you the option to donate via your will, stocks, or retirement accounts.
  • Athletics: Athletics are a key part of the Lincoln experience for many students and a source of pride for the school. Funds designated for Lincoln Athletics enhance the student-athlete experience by channeling resources to scholarships, short-term facility needs, and program expenses across Lincoln’s 14 intercollegiate teams. The fund also helps the university attract the best scholar-athletes and promote its mission of service to others.
  • Student Giving: You don't have to wait until graduation to start giving back. Students who donate at least $25 to the university can wear special Philanthropy Cords with their cap and gown during commencement.
  • Other Gifts: The University’s development team can speak with you and/or your financial advisor regarding other types of gifts, including real and personal property.

Want to learn more about your rights as a supporter of the university? Check out our Donor Bill of Rights.

Corporate Giving and Partnerships

Many major companies contribute to Lincoln, and some even partner with the university to support and find future talent. If you'd like to learn more, you can find additional information through our Office of Corporate Relations & Strategic Partnerships!

Contact Us!

Have questions about giving to Lincoln? Let us know. 

Division of Institutional Advancement
Phone: 484-365-7440
Fax: 484-365-8067
Office: Lincoln Hall 400